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Sculpting a masterpiece: Local bodybuilder working for pro card

November 28, 2014

SHERIDAN — When Travis Korp first contacted the Press about a story idea, he wasn’t sure if he should talk to the sports editor or someone else. Korp, the owner of the Body Shop Gym, said there was a bodybuilder by the name of Rasheed Oldacre who worked out at his gym and was training Read More

Standing in the spotlight: Woodward enters senior season as the face of Wyoming hoops

November 26, 2014

SHERIDAN — Her name and face are commonplace in the world of womens college basketball. Whether you’re wandering the halls of Arena-Auditorium at the University of Wyoming, picking up a program on your way to your seat or holding onto your Cowgirls season ticket, it’s hard to avoid Kayla Woodward. She’s the face of Wyoming Read More

Column: The brawl that ruined basketball

Mike Pruden is the sports editor at The Sheridan Press. Tomorrow is Thanksgiving. There’s a lot I have to be thankful for. The usual stuff: A loving family, a good job, good health, cold beer and football on the TV. But, just to be a scrooge, I’m going to focus on a few things I’m extremely Read More

Pressure at the line: Lady Generals hold on to beat Air Force Prep despite poor free-throw shooting

November 24, 2014

SHERIDAN — Despite shooting just 61 percent from the free-throw line, the Sheridan College Lady Generals held off a late Air Force Prep rally to win 62-49 Saturday at the Bruce Hoffman Golden Dome. Sheridan jumped on Air Force Prep early, taking a 38-21 lead into the locker room at halftime. After Little Big Horn Read More

Court domination: Lady Generals win, 92-47, against Little Big Horn College

November 22, 2014

SHERIDAN — Sarah Rawlings was four assists away from a triple-double and the Sheridan College Lady Generals were eight points away from scoring 100 as they rolled to an easy 92-47 victory over Little Big Horn College Friday night at the Bruce Hoffman Golden Dome. It was a big opening night for the Lady Generals Read More

Rec. District expresses need for ambulance at youth sporting events, again

November 20, 2014

SHERIDAN — As fall activities wind down and winter months roll in, the Sheridan Recreation District assessed fall programming at its board meeting Wednesday with a particular focus on the need for consistent medial presence at youth football games. In October’s board meeting, the board discussed the need for consistent medical presence at Little Guy Read More

Halftime adjustments propel Generals to 110-69 win

November 19, 2014

SHERIDAN — They only had seven guys, all beyond their college-playing years, but the Wyoming All-Stars put the pressure on the Sheridan Generals for 20 minutes last night. Coach Matt Hammer said as hard as it is to get a lot of out games like last night’s, against prep schools or all-star teams, he gave Read More

Column: Losing on and off the court

How far off the court is a coach required to step in his responsibilities as the head of the program? It’s nothing new, but athletes getting into trouble off the court have been in the headlines numerous times as of late. In the months between Ray Rice taking the express elevator to the unemployment line Read More

Rams fall short of State Championship repeat

November 15, 2014

LARAMIE — It was a cold winter day at War Memorial Stadium as the Big Horn Rams fell short in their attempt at a repeat state championship Saturday. With a high of 10 degrees at kickoff and wind blowing snow sideways across the field, volunteers attempted to shovel the white powder off the turf throughout Read More

Prepping for a repeat; Big Horn prepares for State Championship rematch with Mountain View

November 13, 2014

BIG HORN — It’s a familiar setting: the Big Horn Rams against the Mountain View Buffaloes at War Memorial Stadium. It’s a 2A State Championship rematch of a game that heavily favored the Rams a year ago. Last year’s State Championship opened with a 10-minute Mountain View drive that resulted in six points. The Buffaloes Read More

Column: A stupid, awesome love of sports

November 12, 2014

Mike Pruden is the Sheridan Press sports editor. Jason Gay, sports columnist for the Wall Street Journal, wrote an interesting — and funny, as most of his columns are — piece about Americans watching too much football, and it got me thinking. Why do we love sports so much? There probably isn’t a definitive reason Read More

Building a dream: Mayer works toward post-high school career; but first another state title

November 11, 2014

BIG HORN — Maybe it’s the lack of superstars that call the state home, maybe it’s because it’s the least populated state in the United States. Whatever it is, Wyoming isn’t typically known to be a hotbed of athletic talent. Sure, Greybull native Brett Keisel and his beard are terrorizing NFL offenses with the Pittsburgh Read More

Broncs lose 27-0 in semifinal rematch with Natrona

November 8, 2014

SHERIDAN — It was déjà vu for the Sheridan Broncs Saturday as they traveled to Natrona for their second matchup of the year, this time in the semifinals of the 4A playoffs. In the regular season battle between the Broncs and the Mustangs, a Sheridan interception on the opening drive gave Natrona good field position Read More

Rams escape Wheatland comeback to earn trip back to State Championship

BIG HORN — One minute and 20 seconds. That’s how long the Wheatland Bulldogs had the lead before the Big Horn Rams scored what would be the winning touchdown Saturday afternoon in what was their closest contest of the season. With that score, the Rams are headed back to Laramie for a chance to repeat Read More

Rams hope to break through Wheatland defense in semifinals

November 7, 2014

BIG HORN — Not only does a Saturday game mean an extra day of practice for the Big Horn Rams, but when head coach Mike McGuire looked at the weather forecast, he liked what he saw on Saturday much better. The Rams are facing a rematch with the toughest opponent they’ve played all season, the Read More

Coach: Sheridan vs. Natrona game comes down to who wants it worse

November 6, 2014

SHERIDAN — The matchup is finally here: Sheridan versus Natrona, part two. Although Don Julian and his staff would have liked this matchup to take place a week later, this is how the dice fell, or, in this case, how the coin was flipped. But there’s no time to worry about when or why this Read More

Column: Basketball talk

November 5, 2014

Mike Pruden is The Sheridan Press sports editor. Every so often I find myself strolling over to the Bruce Hoffman Golden Dome and taking a seat in women’s basketball coach Frank McCarthy’s office. The conversation usually opens with McCarthy asking me what time the Broncs play Friday or any other happenings in the busy world Read More

Generals defeat Laramie under Golden Dome

SHERIDAN — Things got off to a slow start for the Sheridan College Generals last night, but a second-half dunk fest opened things up on their way to a 91-73 victory. Laramie County Community College came into the Golden Dome last night with a unique defense that took some adjusting by the Generals early on. Read More

SC men’s basketball tops N. Idaho

November 3, 2014

SHERIDAN — Matt Hammer questioned his teams’ work ethic after a preseason loss at Rocky Mountain College on Oct. 21, and since then, his team has responded in a positive way. The Sheridan College men’s basketball team opened the regular season with two wins at the Holiday Inn Tournament this weekend, including an 89-85 victory Read More

Toms leads team in scoring with 22

SHERIDAN — The size and depth of the Sheridan College women’s basketball team was too much for 18th-ranked North Idaho to handle on Saturday, allowing the Lady Generals to dominate the floor on their way to a clean sweep at the Holiday Inn Tournament. After coasting to a win against Great Falls Friday, Sheridan faced Read More

Broncs advance to quarterfinals

November 1, 2014

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Broncs were about an inch away from opening last night’s playoff game against Cheyenne Central the same way they started against them in the regular season. On the opening kickoff in the Broncs victory on Oct. 10, Dontae Crow handed the ball off to Joe Shassetz, who took the ball to Read More

Lady Generals rally for the win

October 31, 2014

SHERIDAN — The two vocal Eagles fans behind the Laramie County Community College bench weren’t nearly enough to drain the energy from the Sheridan College crowd last night as the Lady Generals volleyball team took down the Eagles in a five-set barn-burner. It was just 20 days ago when the Lady Generals needed five sets Read More

Eagles to face tough Cokeville in 1st round

October 30, 2014

DAYTON — The Tongue River Eagles travel to Cokeville Friday for the first round of the 1A playoffs, and they’re going to have their hands full. Tongue River beat Pine Bluffs last week to make their first trip to the postseason in six years and their first under head coach John Scott. The Eagles finished Read More

Rams expecting much improved Lovell team

BIG HORN — The road to a state championship repeat looks similar to the path that the Big Horn Rams took during last year’s trip to Laramie. The Rams have to get past Lovell if they want to continue their season. The undefeated Big Horns Rams will open the 2014 2A playoffs with a battle Read More

Broncs ready to battle:Coin toss puts SHS in No. 4-seed; Broncs face Cheyenne Central Friday

SHERIDAN — The initial disappointment from Saturday’s coin flip didn’t linger very long for the Sheridan Broncs. After finishing in a three-way tie with Gillette and Cheyenne East, Don Julian’s Broncs were on the wrong end of a coin-toss tiebreaker, bumping them to the 4-seed in the 4A playoffs and forcing a rematch with Cheyenne Read More

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